The irresistible, strange cravings of pregnant women are legendary. When you become pregnant, foods you wouldn’t touch before now beckon, and foods that you loved turn your stomach. The recipe below have staying power, because it is adaptable to whatever particular foods you want on any given day. This can help you stay on track to eat the healthy foods that will nourish you and your baby.

Confetti Chicken Fried Rice

Leave out anything that might be objectionable to your pregnant sensibilities in this tasty, simple, hot fried rice recipe.

3 Tbsp. peanut oil 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced 1 cup broccoli florets ½ cup carrots, sliced and chopped in pebble-sized pieces 1 ½ cups cold cooked brown rice or wild rice 1 cup bean sprouts 1 Tbsp. tamari sauce or soy sauce

Heat 1 Tbsp. peanut oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Add 1 beaten egg and scramble for 30 seconds. Remove the egg to a large plate. Add 1 Tbsp. peanut oil to the wok. Stir-fry the chicken until it turns white, and add it to the plate with the eggs. Add the last tablespoon of peanut oil, the broccoli florets, the carrots and a dash of water, and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Toss in the cold cooked rice and bean sprouts. Stir-fry for 1 more minute, breaking up the rice to coat it with oil. Add the chicken, the egg and the tamari sauce, stir-fry for 1 minute more, and serve.